Photo Discussion

Sort most recent comments first

To discuss a photo, sign up as a BetterPhoto member or log in.

Itzgrund

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Itzgrund
Itzgrund
Applied Orton technique here. Taken on one of MANY volksmarch's while in Germany!! This was late afternoon and half way through the walk, I found this beautiful place. The hikes are incredible as you find all kinds of beautiful hidden places throughout the small towns but it was the end of the walk I liked best when everyone gathered in the fest halls for beer, coffee, bratwurst and 'pommes frites' and DESSERTS!! My favorite was the 'kaffee and kuchen'! Man it was good!!!!
© Dianna Hauf
Sony Cyber-shot DS...
 
 
 
Mike Perez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2007
Contact Mike
Mike's Gallery
mikeperezphotos.com
    A beautiful capture, Dianna! Great composition and colors!


To love this question, log in above
6/20/2007 9:42:07 AM

 

BetterPhoto Member
 

Terrific job on this wonderful setting, Dianna! Loved all the story that you told as well. Wonderful memories!! Great effects too!!


To love this comment, log in above
6/20/2007 10:42:17 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2005
 

My German is coming back to me! If I recall correctly, I want my kuchen to be thick, rich chocolate! :) This scene is lovely Dianna.
Steve


To love this comment, log in above
6/20/2007 1:58:58 PM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/14/2005
Contact Roxanne
Roxanne's Gallery
 

Gorgeous image and beautiful effects.


To love this comment, log in above
6/20/2007 4:00:24 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
Contact Nancy
Nancy's Gallery
 

Very pretty setting and Image Dianna. Nice job with the orton.


To love this comment, log in above
6/20/2007 4:03:41 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

HI MIKE!! You know how much I appreciate your comments?? LOTS!! Thank you!

Joyce, It truly was the best EXPERIENCE of my life!! Luckily I have a few friends over there with standing invitations and plenty of room to accomodate my little one and I! Thank you for the wonderful comments!

Hey there Steve!! Sie sprechen Deutsch ganz Guter! ( I think, LOL!) ME TOO, on the chocolate!!! Thanks so very much!!

Hiya Roxanne and Peaches!!! I value and appreciate BOTH of you AND your comments!! :):):)


To love this comment, log in above
6/20/2007 4:39:08 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/29/2003
Contact Colette
Colette's Gallery
 

This is beautiful, Dianna!!


To love this comment, log in above
6/20/2007 7:10:21 PM

 
Joerg Schlagheck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2007
 

Very beutiful capture, Dianna! I was born in Germany, but have not been back there for a very long time. I'm going for two weeks on monday though... Your photos are really getting me in the mood now!!


To love this comment, log in above
6/20/2007 9:28:27 PM

 
Roger Bernabo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
 

Wonderful art effects and scene


To love this comment, log in above
6/21/2007 5:06:38 AM

 
Jeana Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/11/2006
Contact Jeana
Jeana's Gallery
 

WOWEE Dianna!!!
Extremely BEAUTIFUL capture with excellent details and effects!!!
GORGEOUS!!!!!!! :o)

~Jeana~


To love this comment, log in above
6/21/2007 9:45:11 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Hi Joerg! Where were you born? I miss Germany so very much and the local friends I made while there! It is a beautiful place and it felt like 'home' to me! Thanks for the comments and have a safe and pleasurable time!!

Thanks so much Roger!! Thanks so much Jeana!! How I do appreciate you both! :):)

Hi Colette!! I am NOT going to forget you!! Thank you so much for taking the time to comment so nicely!!

Have a wonderful day, everyone!


To love this comment, log in above
6/21/2007 12:29:27 PM

 
Phil Stith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/15/2006
 

Dianna, this is a quite beautiful photo and your Orton technique is so soft and rich. I've just got to make myself sit down and learn this.
Superb capture.
Phil Stith
(And you are right about the feet!!!)


To love this comment, log in above
6/23/2007 1:50:47 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Thanks Phil, very much! It is a very easy technique, just doesn't work with everything, believe me, I try it all! HA!


To love this comment, log in above
6/23/2007 3:18:36 PM

 
Joerg Schlagheck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2007
 

Hi again Dianna, I was born in a small town called Velbert. It is near Duesseldorf. My parents now live near Cologne.


To love this comment, log in above
6/23/2007 8:30:37 PM

 
Brenda c. McFarland
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2006
 

Dianna- This is STUNNING! I have never been to Germany but I must say I would love to go now just to see the beautiful scenery that you were able to catch here in this lovely photo. I am amazed by the colors this is just Awesome!!
Brenda-Rock ON!!


To love this comment, log in above
6/23/2007 8:45:06 PM

 
Sam Britt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2006
Contact Sam
Sam's Gallery
 

Beautiful image, Dianna. Great use of the Orton Technique. I have such a hard time finding images that it works well on. This one is just right!


To love this comment, log in above
6/23/2007 8:54:00 PM

 
Arlene Krassner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/2/2006
 

This is a great photo Dianna. Orton works very well on this one.


To love this comment, log in above
6/24/2007 2:22:14 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/9/2005
Contact Shelly
Shelly's Gallery
 

Beautiful!!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
6/24/2007 6:24:54 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Good Morning Joerg!! I know where Dusseldorf is! I think I went to every volksmarch in every town I could find! Again, have a lovely time visiting and please eat a yummy piece of 'kuchen' for me, ok?

Hi Brenda, you rock crazed girl!! How you make me chuckle!! Thank you and I wish I could take you there!! it is truly even more beautiful than photographs can portray! Thanks for the 'uplifting' comment!

Hi Sam, Arlene and Shelly! I genuinely appreciate you stopping and commenting! I hope you all have such a wonderful day today!! Thanks again!! :):)


To love this comment, log in above
6/24/2007 7:44:47 AM

 
cheryl m. phillips
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/29/2006
Contact cheryl
cheryl's Gallery
 

This is just a wonderful image all the way around, Dianna!
Terrific work!
~cheryl


To love this comment, log in above
6/30/2007 10:05:31 AM

 
Mitch Spence
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2004
Contact Mitch
Mitch's Gallery
 

Hi, Dianna. I haven't visited your gallery, for what seemed to me to be just a little bit, but my goodness, you've been an effectively busy gal. The Orton effect obviously worked exceptionally well here. Extremely appealing and rich, beautiful colors. Just excellent composition. I've never visited Germany, but, boy, it's on my wish list. Most of my ancestors came from there. Mitch


To love this comment, log in above
7/1/2007 12:28:53 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Well, hello again! Thank you, Mitch! Germany was the best experience of my life! Europe truly does have some of the most beautiful scenery! My grandfather and great grandfather on my mother's side came from Germany and were wood 'carver's'! Had the most esquisite doors in all of N.C.! I hope you will be able to go there sme day before travel gets too dangerous!! I must catch up with my visits now, so I will 'see' you soon. Thanks so very much, Mitch!


To love this comment, log in above
7/1/2007 1:28:21 PM

 
Amber Blewett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/1/2007
 

I love this photo...who needs to buy art? Your pictures are lovely.


To love this comment, log in above
7/12/2007 5:04:14 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Amber, wow, that is just one of the nicest comments a person can make!!!! Thank you SO VERY MUCH!!! :)


To love this comment, log in above
7/12/2007 8:22:51 PM

 
Indrajit Hajra  

Great shot Dianna..The dreamy effect set the right mood for this shot.Great going.Keep it up..


To love this comment, log in above
7/23/2007 12:40:32 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Thank you so very kindly, Indrajit!! Hope you have a most pleasant evening/and day!


To love this comment, log in above
7/23/2007 5:31:16 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/10/2007
Contact Nancy
Nancy's Gallery
 

DIANNA WTG Girl...SO Proud of you.........Congratulation's on your finalist,good luck in the next round !!! Peaches


To love this comment, log in above
7/24/2007 8:31:20 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/14/2005
 

Hey there, girl....BIG CONGRATS! Fabulous!


To love this comment, log in above
7/24/2007 9:16:30 PM

 
Arlene Krassner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/2/2006
 

Good luck in the next round Dianna.


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 2:36:54 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/30/2003
Contact Candice
Candice's Gallery
cccphotoart.com
 

Congratulations!

ccc


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 2:54:30 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
 

Congratulations Dianna!!! Super work and well thought out!


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 4:58:09 AM

 
Mitch Spence
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/16/2004
Contact Mitch
Mitch's Gallery
 

OK! Good for you, Dianna!


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 7:30:50 AM

 
Joerg Schlagheck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2007
 

Congratulations, Dianna! And yes.., I ate some Kuchen on your behalf...LOL!


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 7:34:26 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Well.well.well.... Thank you very, very much Peaches, Pat, Arlene, Candice, Roger, Mitch and Joerg!! I truly mean that! :)

Willkommen, Joerg, I so hope you had a wonderful time!! Thanks for enjoyng that kuchen for me!! I DO miss that AND the kaffe! Haben sie einen großen tag! (?yes?)


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 8:14:52 AM

 
Mary Timman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/2/2005
Contact Mary
Mary's Gallery
 

Beautifully made. Love the colors and the effect.
Congratulations
!


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 8:40:03 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Thank you INCREDIBLY much Mary!! You have a most impressive gallery full of lovely images!! Thank you for taking the time to stop and comment so graciously!


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 8:45:07 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/23/2003
Contact Kay
Kay's Gallery
 

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Dianna. Good luck in the next round.


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 11:27:50 AM

 
David Pratt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2006
 

Congrats Dianna!


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 12:34:50 PM

 
Phil Stith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/15/2006
 

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist!!!


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 1:00:55 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2007
Contact Elizabeth
Elizabeth's Gallery
 

Alright Dianna!!!!!!!!! A Finialist!!!!!!!!!!! I am jumping up & down for you!!!! You deserve this girlfriend!


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 5:19:57 PM

 
Jeana Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/11/2006
Contact Jeana
Jeana's Gallery
 

DIANNA!!!!
CONGRATS ON THIS WELL DESERVED FINALIST!!!

WAY TO GO GIRL!!!

~Jeana~


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 5:39:13 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2005
 

Well deserved indeed, Dianna! :)
Steve


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 8:39:29 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Good evening Kay, David, Phil, Liz, Jeana and Steve! I genuinely appreciate the well wishes and congrats form you all! :):) Dianna


To love this comment, log in above
7/25/2007 8:50:13 PM

 
Susan Candelario
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/4/2005
 

Congrats on this great Finalist!!!


To love this comment, log in above
7/26/2007 5:19:26 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/13/2005
 

Congrats on your Great Finalist!!


To love this comment, log in above
7/26/2007 5:42:06 AM

 
Gen Nagase
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2003
 


It's a real beauty!
Congratulations!


To love this comment, log in above
7/26/2007 9:05:25 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Thank you so very much Nobi, Susan and Derek! Have a wonderful day!! :):)


To love this comment, log in above
7/26/2007 1:16:17 PM

 
Carol Teal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/19/2006
Contact Carol
Carol's Gallery
 

Whoohoo Dianna! Love the Orton and color along with the great comp! Congrats on the very desrving finalist!


To love this comment, log in above
7/27/2007 2:55:00 PM

 
Amy L. Maalmi
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2007
 

This is so beautiful. I am in love with this picture. Congratulations! I had to add it to my favorites. I love the effect; very dreamy. Would you mind explaining what the Orton technique is?


To love this comment, log in above
8/9/2007 8:55:13 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Hi there Carol! Somehow I had lost you in the comment thread but I did want to say thanks loads and I really appreciate your support and comments!

Hi there Amy! YOu are terribly sweet and I will be happy to send you Orton instructions! Thanks for making my day!

You both have a great day!!


To love this comment, log in above
8/9/2007 11:09:45 AM

 
Joyce Bohm
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/10/2002
 

WOW, is all I can say!!!!!!!!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
8/9/2007 9:33:49 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

I will take that as a 'positive'! :) Thank you JOYCE!


To love this comment, log in above
8/10/2007 10:29:25 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/28/2004
 

Very nice PS and Orton work, Dianna ... certainly reminds me of when I once lived in Hanau (many moons ago) LOL. Congrats on this wonderful Finalist ... Steve


To love this comment, log in above
8/16/2007 4:11:13 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Steve, I have missed you and hope all is well with you! :) Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment so nicely! ☺DK☺


To love this comment, log in above
8/16/2007 8:09:14 AM

 
Heather 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/9/2007
 

Congrats on this Lovely Finalist!! :)


To love this comment, log in above
8/27/2007 1:45:27 PM

 
Roger Bernabo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
 

Congratulations Dianna on a GREAT Finalist Image!!


To love this comment, log in above
8/27/2007 8:03:49 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Thanks loads Heather and Roger...but I think this one was from last round! I wish I had something this time around but don't ya'll! You are both terribly sweet for stopping by and sending me well wishes though!


To love this comment, log in above
8/28/2007 5:03:40 AM

 
Bill Houghton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/9/2004
Contact Bill
Bill's Gallery
 

This is so beautiful Dianna. The Orton process really made this picture. Great job. Bill


To love this comment, log in above
9/2/2007 5:33:28 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

THANK YOU BILL! I am honored once again to have you stop and comment so wondefully! Have a genuinley nice day!


To love this comment, log in above
9/2/2007 7:59:22 AM

 
Linda Donnelly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2007
 

Lovely work. I like the Orton process but I have not done very well with it. This is great.


To love this comment, log in above
9/10/2007 1:21:10 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

HI LInda!!! Thanks so much for dropping by!!! I really appreciate your wonderful comments! Keep working with your Orton and don't give up! Just be sure to NOT leave it looking grainy, you have to up the % on it! AND, it does NOT work on EVERYTHING! Only certain images! I am sure you will find that 'magic' touch and once you do, you will have some really awesome images with this effect! Have a super Tuesday!


To love this comment, log in above
9/10/2007 8:36:13 PM

 
Elizabeth A. Marker
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2007
Contact Elizabeth
Elizabeth's Gallery
 

Dianna, I am so proud of you and of your work! This is very well deserved!!
You earned it girl!! :) Liz


To love this comment, log in above
9/22/2007 9:23:50 PM

 
Peggy J. Maguire
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/23/2005
 

Outstanding Dianna !!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
9/23/2007 4:58:56 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Thank you Peggy and Liz!!!!


To love this comment, log in above
9/23/2007 8:05:39 AM

 
Crystal L. Craig
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2006
 

Oh ... very lovely! Great effects, beautiful colours, wonderfully quaint! The end of the hike sounds delightful too! lol


To love this comment, log in above
11/6/2007 7:19:04 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Hey ladybug! What cha doing 'back' here? lol! Thanks so much crystal for taking a GOOD look around!!! That means more than you know! I bet they have quite a few 'volksmarches' around your area!!! If you look it up bet you can find one and maybe if you're REALLY lucky, they too will have some tasty treat at the end of it! :)
Thanks so much for the uplifting wonderful comments!!


To love this comment, log in above
11/6/2007 9:36:10 PM

 
Jennifer A. Lambert
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/27/2006
 

Hey Dianna,
I absolutely LOVE this photograph. I wish I could have it put on canvas and hang it right oner my LoveSeat in our den. Every time I see this photo I there is something familiar about it to me and I really just love it and wanted to share that with you. FABULOUS JOB !!!
Blessings, Jenny


To love this comment, log in above
11/16/2007 7:14:53 AM

 
Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007
 

Congrats~


To love this comment, log in above
11/26/2007 6:24:17 PM

 
Crystal L. Craig
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2006
 

Hurrrrray! Congratulations m'dear on this fantabulous Finalist!!! Wahoo!


To love this comment, log in above
11/26/2007 6:52:03 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/2/2006
Contact Lisa
Lisa's Gallery
 

How in the world did I ever miss this finalist??? Congratz, Dianna!!!
Beautiful work! Sounds like a terrific vacation!
Blessings, Lisa


To love this comment, log in above
11/20/2008 10:39:10 AM

 
Mike F. Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/21/2005
Contact Mike
Mike's Gallery
 

I love your editing on this one Diana! Great presentation!


To love this comment, log in above
12/10/2008 2:55:01 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/28/2004
 

Great shot, Dianna I love German (Lived in Hanau for a few years (many years ago)


To love this comment, log in above
12/10/2008 4:52:38 PM

 
Debra K. Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2005
Contact Debra
Debra's Gallery
debrajensen.com
 

This is really beautiful! Your whole gallery is very impressive. Love your work Diana.


To love this comment, log in above
3/3/2009 8:06:04 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

Goodness Jenny! How on earth I could ever miss such a wonderful compliment and comment by you I do not KNOW! Thank you so very much!

Thank YOU Tammy, Crystal, Lisa and Mike and 'Hurk'!! Day late and a dollar short but no less heartfelt the gratitude!

Thank YOU incredibly much Debra! Mutual feelings shared here for sure! :):) Happy shooting!


To love this comment, log in above
3/3/2009 9:54:18 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/29/2007
Contact Marisol
Marisol's Gallery
 

This is so beautiful dianna! The colors and effects are A+.


To love this comment, log in above
3/16/2009 12:16:19 PM

 
Dianna Hauf
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/12/2006
Contact Dianna
Dianna's Gallery
 

SO nice of you Marisol!!! Thanks bunches!!!


To love this comment, log in above
3/31/2009 4:01:37 PM

 
Log in or sign up to respond | Contest | Gallery | Discussions